View Full Version : Kerry shuts down Sparrowhawk's anti-Kerry site!

07-20-04, 11:44 AM
Kerry shuts down my anti-Kerry site!

Yep. I guess I finally got their attention.

The Kerry campaign has shut down my web site, www.vvakerry.com

Vietnam Veterans Against Kerry .Com


My web provider is bizland.com who operates out of Canada, so somehow they got them to cooperate, saying I have violated certain copyright photos.

Okay, I said to them, but those photos are all over the Internet why, was my site shutdown.

No answer as of yet, but I believe it was the Heinz ketchup bottle picture I showed spilling on Kerry and him claiming another Purple Heart that P issed them off.


07-20-04, 11:48 AM
Their lawyer will call me.. A Canadian Lawyer?

This is going to be interesting.... LMAo

07-20-04, 12:01 PM
Cook I see you are back to your business again.......causing folks to get upset with you again.......LMAO......

Way to go...........

Carry On..........


07-20-04, 12:04 PM
Outf&#*in'standing! Way to go :-)

07-20-04, 12:23 PM
And yet the allow the retarded Toobis to continue? It depends on which pictures were flagged. If it were stock Kerry.com photos, than JK and company can protest. If they were parody photos, than the orginator of those pictures were responsible for the site getting pulled.

If all else fails, you could transfer the site to a Malaysian host to continue your free speech.

07-20-04, 12:36 PM
Well, Sparrowhawk - just goes to show that the concept of "freedom of speech" doesn't resonate with this guy.....after all, he chose a personal injury attorney as his running mate.

07-20-04, 12:47 PM
Just finished talking with the lawyer...


Here is a copy of the complaint. I have turned the "lights on" to your
website so you can remove the pictures.

Please contact me with any questions.


Eric S. Ritvo, Esq.
General Counsel
Endurance International Group, Inc.
70 Blanchard Rd.
Burlington, MA 01803

*** *** ****
*** *** ****


Attached is a Notice of Infringement received by Cogent Communications legal department. It appears that this Notice is ultimately intended for your or one of your customers who may be utilizing your relationship with Cogent Communications to access the Internet or host copyright infringement materials.
We are not taking any position concerning the validity of this Notice or what, if any, actions you should take in response to it.
However, we should remind you that when utilizing your relationship with Cogent Communications are required to comply with our Acceptable Use Policy, and a violation of that policy may be considered a violation of the terms of your customer agreement with us. Our AUP policy can be found at http://cogentco.com/policy.html.

Please respond with your plan of action.
Thank you,
Chris Haggard
Cogent Communications, Inc.
Abuse Team

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 2:01 PM
To: abuse@cogentco.com
Subject: Unauthorized Image Use / DMCA Notification

April 21, 2004 VIA Email
RE: <http://www.vietnamveteransagainstkerry.com/> Dear Administrator:
Corbis Corporation hereby:
(1) notifies Cogentco.com of infringements of
Corbis copyrights by your client vietnamveteransagainstkerry.com
operating at <http://www.vietnamveteransagainstkerry.com/> and

(2) demand the expeditious removal of or prevention of access to
<http://www.vietnamveteransagainstkerry.com/> infringing material, as identified below. In the event cogentco.com does not comply with these demands, Corbis reserves its right to take all appropriate action against cogentco.com , which may include, but is not limited to, claims of direct and contributory copyright infringement.

Whether or not your client, vietnamveteransagainstkerry.com, has a designated agent with United States Copyright Office and/or, if appropriate listed the proscribed contact information on cogentco.com's publicly accessible web site to receive notices of infringement as a means to limit its liability for such infringements, as provided for by the DMCA, 17 U.S.C. 512(c), and despite of whether of not you are entitled to any such statutory limitations on its liability, we nonetheless hereby provide cogentco.com the following DMCA-proscribed

(1) Your client, vietnamveteransagainstkerry.com, has infringed and continues to infringe copyrighted works, to which Corbis and its photographers own the exclusive right to reproduce, adapt, display and distribute, including, but not limited to, Corbis images;

(2) Your client's infringing material is currently reproduced, adapted, displayed and distributed through its
<http://www.vietnamveteransagainstkerry.com/>, website and consists of, but is not limited to, Corbis images and unauthorized derivatives of those images, all of which are literal or substantially similar copies of works which Corbis and its photographers' own exclusive rights to reproduce, adapt, display, distribute. Your client's current infringements are located at the following Uniform Resource Locators(URLs):

URL: <http://www.vietnamveteransagainstkerry.com/>
Image: <http://vvakerry.bizland.com/kerryfonda.jpg>

(3) We believe in good faith that:
(a) the material described in subparagraph
(2) above infringes the copyrights in the materials described in subparagraph (1) above, and that (b) your client?s
reproduction, adaptation, display and distribution of the materials
described in subparagraph
(1) above is not authorized by the copyright
or intellectual property owner, its agents or the law;
(4) The undersigned states that the information in this Notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the undersigned is authorized to act on behalf of copyright or intellectual property owner, who owns the exclusive rights to reproduce, adapt, display, create derivatives, and distribute the material described in subparagraph (2) above;
(5) You may contact us at the following addresses: Nicholas
Mitchell Corbis Corporation 710 Second Avenue, Suite 200
Whether or not your client, vietnamveteransagainstkerry.com, is entitled to any such statutory limitations on its liability, cogentco.com's expeditious removal of or prevention of access to the above-described infringing material may result in limiting cogentco.com's liability for its direct involvement in and contribution to the above-described infringements. We look forward to your prompt compliance. Very truly
yours, Copyright Compliance

07-20-04, 01:06 PM
Will not allow themselves to be in the middle as my web provider, while I fight the Kerry campaign .. I'll just post it on another site.

Lawyer said it was the Kerry campaign, complaining to Corbis,

"It was politically motivated."

Gosh darn, a Marine can't have any fun now a days... LMAO

07-20-04, 01:17 PM
I guess they feel one website less, is going to help them in the end........LOL....

Start Looking Cook and Carry On........


07-20-04, 01:21 PM
on my web site..

here's where you can view the pic they are upset about..

Kerry Fonda Picture (http://www.newsmax.com/hottopics/Sen_John_Kerry.shtml)

07-20-04, 01:32 PM
Get em Cook.

Get 'R' Done!


radio relay
07-20-04, 01:58 PM
Wow, that ticks me off!!!

It's Canada! What do you expect?!?!

Well heck, Sparrowhawk, shoot that over to Bill O'Reilley. He, or Fox, might give you a couple minutes of fame, and help out with making sure the whole country knows how much Kerry really "loves" his "band of brothers".

I'll post a link to this thread on my own little discussion forum.

Good luck in your fight. Let us know if you might need some help with funds to fight with!

07-20-04, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by radio relay
Wow, that ticks me off!!!

It's Canada! What do you expect?!?!

Well heck, Sparrowhawk, shoot that over to Bill O'Reilley. He, or Fox, might give you a couple minutes of fame, and help out with making sure the whole country knows how much Kerry really "loves" his "band of brothers".

I agree.
Let America see what a spoiled sport he is.
You know damn well Kerry is motivated by political implications rather then "infingement".

07-20-04, 03:22 PM
Cook ,Keep up the good fight.

Prayers being sent for you and your fight.

E-Mail me if there is any way I might help ,I am on the East


This coming Presidential Election will be a Big turning point in

our Great country .If Kerry the "Traitor" is elected the masses

will need to bend over and k i s s there a s s e s GOODBYE.


God Bless You

07-20-04, 03:29 PM
SWEET! Sparrowhawk, you have just moved up even farther on my ladder of respect. :) imagine, to gain personal attention from the enemy! You must have really hit a nerve LOL do it againdo it again! LOL

07-20-04, 03:45 PM
Any one wanting buttons against kerry email me at devildog944@netscape.net


07-20-04, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by HardJedi
SWEET! Sparrowhawk, you have just moved up even farther on my ladder of respect. :) imagine, to gain personal attention from the enemy! You must have really hit a nerve LOL do it againdo it again! LOL

I seems the picture is not as important as the web site title


The picture remains posted all over the place, they also did not like my where's Waldo picture of him (makes him look stupid).

I found the pic on these web sites today...
















The picture was first published by the Washington times

Published on February 11, 2004, The Washington Times
Photo of Kerry with Fonda enrages Vietnam veterans
A photograph of John Kerry together with Jane Fonda at an anti-Vietnam War rally in 1970 in Pennsylvania has surfaced on the Internet, angering veterans who say his association with her 34 years ago is a slap in the faces of Vietnam War veterans.The photograph, taken at a Labor Day rally at Valley Forge, has been circulating across the Internet, particularly among veterans. It was posted Monday on the NewsMax.com Web site.Mr. Kerry spoke at the 1970 rally, the culmination of

Published on February 12, 2004, The Washington Times
Kerry photo a 'big lie,' Fonda says
Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign got backing from Hollywood yesterday as actress-activist Jane Fonda made a televised defense of the Massachusetts Democrat's anti-Vietnam war stance.Miss Fonda called a photograph of her and Mr. Kerry at a 1970 antiwar rally, which appeared yesterday on the front page of The Washington Times, a "big lie" and a propaganda ploy by Republicans.She blamed "a narrow, extremely conservative, right-wing segment"
The story

07-20-04, 11:01 PM
A week before the complaint was filed with my web site provider in the first week of May, this letter I wrote appeared in the New York Times.

To the Editor:
As a Vietnam veteran, I know the value of serving our country in time of war. The medals are personal service decorations awarded to us by our country for serving with honor.

The medals John Kerry received represent an award earned in battle. But with only fingernail scrapes to show for his three Purple Hearts, its no wonder Mr. Kerry was so willing to throw medals away.

Which of our servicemen now serving overseas would want a commander in chief who has so little regard for the medals they have earned that he would throw them away, for political reasons? Truly they would have no respect for him.

Riverside, Calif., April 26, 2004

New York Times (http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B00E3D9163DF93AA15757C0A9629C8B 63)

A week later the complaint was filed with my web host provider.

07-20-04, 11:20 PM
Wow i am amazed to see this sparrow hawk about the vietnam veterans not wanting kerry in the oval office when i attended several service orgs and have heard nothing good about bush. your post amazed me to see this.. every brother i have came in contact with are talkin kerry not bush.. oh well we shall see i guess..

07-20-04, 11:28 PM
REALLY cowboy? Damn, you ARE new to this site! LOl almost EVERYONE on HERE HATESD old Hanoi John

07-21-04, 01:23 AM
SparrowHawk aka Cook, if you hadn't post what you send New York Times.
I was think, that somebody in the Kerry camp was surfing the web looking for sites such as your site.
Wonder if they will ask all those other sites with that photo to removed it because it violates copyright laws?
Its scary to say the least...

Semper Fidelis/Semper Fi

07-21-04, 05:07 AM
Give em He!! Devil Dog............

07-21-04, 05:29 AM
Way to go, Sparrowhawk! I'm an Admin on a hunting site and if they ever saw the stuff we have on there about that grape, they would explode! No retreat, no surrender!

Semper Fi!

07-21-04, 07:41 AM
Hawk, while i don't agree w/ your position v. Kerry, feel bad bout what happened to your site.

Guess ya got to bone up on copyright laws.

Good example how harball politics can be.

07-21-04, 09:33 AM
shoot, ask me anything you like about PRINT copyright. Not sure about the net though. But as far as PRINT copyright, I had to deal with it every day for 6 years in a former job.

07-21-04, 11:00 AM
"Mommy, that Sparrohawk kid stole my lollipop.....baaah". (John Kerry in grade school). If the Kerry camp is so worried about your website then they really must be "pulling at straws". Every Vietnam Vet knows what he did in 1992 (dismantling of the Senate Select Committee on POW'S and MIA"S) to screw the Vets . I don't know of one fellow-Marine who's voting for him. I don't give a rat's azz about his medals. Lot's of people over the years have won medals for gallantry and bravery who were "dumber than dirt" but did what they felt they had to do. It's not bad enough that we have Ichobod Crane running for prez, but he has the quintesential "ambulance chaser" as his running mate. Keep the mortars flying, Sparrowhawk. "Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead".

07-21-04, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by ivalis
Hawk, while i don't agree w/ your position v. Kerry, feel bad bout what happened to your site.

Guess ya got to bone up on copyright laws.

Good example how harball politics can be.

I know about copyrights and what you can post and certain things and what is suppose to happen before you are compelled to remove things off a site.

This was pure politics as the lawyer said to me, the Kerry campaign dropped a dime to Corbis and they called my web site providers main host provider and it filtered on down. They knew they had no right to turn the web site off without first notifying me and giving me a chance to reply.

But the lawyer was scared, that's why they put my site back up right away, I explained to him what rights I had as well. But he said they the company cannot afford to be tied up and they had to respond right away. I understand that. I've used the law myself.

it is hardball LOL

Of the web sites I've found the pic I had posted over half, have no rights to display it.

Its just amusing.. LOL

I just take it as that, like that picture of the front page of Kerry book, "The New Soldier," they go berserk when that is displayed anywhere.

According to John O'Neill in the Wall Street Journal,
Mr. Kerry has prohibited the reprinting of his book. (http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005036)


The New Soldier was published by Collier / McMillan in 1971 and attributed to "John Kerry and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War." The book's cover (left) shows VVAW members in a parody of the Iowa Jima flag-raising, with the flag turned upside-down.

07-21-04, 12:20 PM
Outstanding job Cook! You must be doing something right if you are making those liberals mad. John Fonda Kerry is a pansy ass!

Semper Fi brother!

07-23-04, 06:49 PM

Toby M
07-23-04, 07:05 PM
Way to go SparrowHawk! I wonder what they are afraid of???? Just goes to show you what a person can do with millions of dollars at his disposal! Fear provokes some interesting choices.

07-23-04, 09:40 PM
Sparrowhawk - I would be happy to host your website on my server at no charge. <br />
<br />

07-23-04, 09:59 PM
I appreciate the ofer, I'm okay wih it now.

I am looking for a good blog program that I can buy and set up on my own.